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Riverpoint Campus has room for two medical-school programs, Chancellor Brown says

This state, this town, and even the Riverpoint Campus is big enough for two university medical-school programs, contends Lisa Brown, chancellor at Washington State University Spokane. Brown says there’s enough physical space in WSU Spokane’s Biomedic...

Spokane Valley-based online education company grows

Mick Jackson, who started Spokane Valley-based Virtual Education Software inc. on a $1 bet, says the company has signed 14 new colleges, universities, and other educational centers this year, taking its total to 91, and is expecting six more before the en...

Patricia Butterfield to step down as nursing school dean

Patricia Butterfield, dean of Washington State University’s College of Nursing, will leave the dean post and return to a faculty role next April. She currently directs nursing education at WSU’s campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Yakima...

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Walker Construction starts $12.3 million Pasco job

Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, says it has started construction of the 45,000-square-foot, $12.3 million Delta High School, a four-year-old STEM-focused high school in northwest Pasco, Wash. STEM refers to the academic areas of science, technology...

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Spokane-area school bond measures could top $480 million

A number of Spokane-area school districts are looking to put bond measures before voters early next year that propose construction projects valued collectively at more than $480 million. The largest of those would be a bond measure recently aired by the ...

WSU’s University District Health Clinic gets green light

The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the sale of up to $16.25 million in revenue bonds, to be used for the design and construction of its planned University District Health Clinic, east of downtown Spokane. The two-story, 42,000...

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When older adults go back to school

Dr. Erik Strandness studied and practiced neonatal intensive-care medicine in Spokane for 25 years before retiring at the age of 51, in 2009, to pursue a graduate degree in theology at Whitworth University. After graduating in 2011, he took a position w...

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Washington Alliance of Teaching Physicians plugs creation of medical school in Spokane

The Washington Alliance of Teaching Physicians is stepping up its efforts to support a fully accredited medical school in Spokane, say Spokane physicians Jeremy Graham and Henry Mroch, spokesmen for the ad hoc group. Representatives of ATP, which is made...

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Acumen, agility in education

The new school year might be starting to shift into high gear now, but Community Colleges of Spokane Chancellor Christine Johnson speeds around the Spokane business community year-round. Johnson stays heavily involved in business and civic groups while ...

Spokane Public Schools upgrades security at many facilities

Spokane Public Schools has installed new, single-point-of-entry security doors at main entrances of nine schools and has retrofitted locks on hundreds of classroom doors, enabling teachers to lock doors from inside the classroom. The district has spent ...

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